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Ferens Art Gallery

| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Outstanding gallery

A real gem with a collection covering a wide range of subjects and periods. A must for visitors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Free to visit

Rembrant painting is a must visit at this museum this year. On loan from the Queen. Very busy so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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THE FERENS ART GALLERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAJOR REFURBISHMENT AND WILL REOPEN EARLY 2017. Opened in 1927, the award winning Ferens Art Gallery combines internationally renowned permanent collections with a thriving programme of temporary exhibitions. We also run a lively education and events programme that includes tours, talks and art workshops. The gallery's first-class permanent collection of paintings and sculpture spans the medieval period to the present day. These include European Old Masters, particularly Dutch and Flemish, portraiture, marine paintings, modern and contemporary British art, including video. Highlights include masterpieces by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A real gem with a collection covering a wide range of subjects and periods. A must for visitors. The catering facility offers a reasonable choice of snacks and light lunches at a reasonable price

Thank colinbWorcestershire
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rembrant painting is a must visit at this museum this year. On loan from the Queen. Very busy so arrive early.

Thank davidmowbray
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wandered around the gallery for an hour, there is plenty to see with art of all descriptions, from old to new

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As part of the City of Culture I visited Hull with a friend. Spent time in a number of museums and exhibitions all of which were excellent and FREE. However, totally blown away by the Ferens art gallery, beautiful building, fantastic art, loved the Rembrandt,...More

Thank Kaboozie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Photos by Spencer Tunick AND the startling work of Robert Mueck - either would make it worth coming here but having both makes it great. All the more memorable because we now recognise the streets full of blue and green naked bodies. Loved it!

Thank Malcolm_Newdick
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice museum in the centre of town - free entry to the series of galleries showing art from the collection. Skin exhibition was really good

Thank edwmagee
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely family space towards the front of the building.Lots of things to do and activities related to the artworks on the wall in the space and a fab squishy liquid filled floor - endless fun! Then a good cup of coffee in the cafe.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 6 days ago

During 2016 the rebound photographer Spencer Tunick was in Hull taking some pictures for a collection 'Sea of Hull' they are currently on display in the Ferens Art Gallery as part of the Skins exhibition. If you like the human body as an art form...More

Thank Andy U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This gallery has a well presented permanent collection. For a municipal facility it is very good and reflects Hull's commercial development. The special exhibition (Skin) is thought provoking and often disturbing. Staff and volunteers enthusiastic and helpful.

Thank MrPokey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the Skin exhibition the works by Mueck are astounding its difficult to believe they are not alive they are that real. Also the Rembrandt collection on display is superb. Must spend more time in here to discover its hidden gems.

Thank lmorgan2015
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David H
When is it open
22 April 2017|
Response from JADxx |
It's open 10am-5pm Mon to Sat with late opening until 7.30pm on Thursday. On Sunday it's open from 11am-4.30pm.
Do the gallery and exhibitions have disabled access
21 April 2017|
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Response from Milanoman2810 | Reviewed this property |
I think this is well covered at the gallery